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Online newspapers tired of catering to Apple’s in-app purchasing restrictions are starting to bypass the tech giant completely by creating web-based apps using HTML5 technology, Journalism.co.uk reports. The latest title to jump on the trend? Washington’s local paper The Chronicle, which offers the HTML5 app as part of a subscription bundle that includes complete online and print access, the article said.

The Chronicle’s web app is similar to a “native” iPad app in terms of user experience; rather than downloading the app from Apple’s Newsstand, though, one can access the web app through the iPad’s Internet browser and save it as an icon on the homescreen, the article said. App users can share articles through Facebook and Twitter, as well as download stories to read them offline later, the article said.

CEO Scott Karp of Publish2, the platform that supports the Chronicle’s web app, told Journalism.co.uk the HTML5 version is a “seamless extension of the subscription model.” The Chronicle plans to launch an Android-friendly version of the app in the near future, according to the article.

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-19 14:41

RR Donnelley's Press+ announced today in a press release that 323 publications are now using its metered digital subscription model platform to generate online revenue, up from only 24 last year.

Press+, cofounded in 2009 by Stephen Brill and Gordon Crovitz and purchased by RR Donnelley in 2011, helps newspapers establish paid-content models by limiting the amount of free articles readers can access online from between 5-15 per month rather than using hard paywalls, according to the press release.

Numerous large US and Canadian newspaper companies, including McClatchy, Tribune Company and GateHouse Media, operate through Press+, the release stated.

Press+ said results of its metered model implementation have been generally positive, claiming advertising revenue either stayed the same or increased for most publications and that readership held steady, despite more limited access to articles.

“By asking their most engaged readers to pay for digital content, print publishers have built a high-margin, recurring revenue stream from digital subscriptions that will carry their businesses into the digital age,” the release said.

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-02 17:10

The Newspaper Association of America reported a 7.3% loss in combined print and online advertising in 2011, according to Poynter.

The NAA listed $20.692 billion in yearly advertising revenue for print newspapers, a 9.2% drop from 2010, and $3.249 billion in ad revenue for online newspapers, a 6.8% increase from last year.

Adding $10 billion for circulation revenue, which the NAA does not report, Rick Edmonds of Poynter approximated newspapers to be a $34 billion industry. Edmonds noted Google’s yearly revenue, $37.9 billion, to demonstrate the dire state of the newspaper industry.

Online newspapers also had a particularly weak fourth quarter with only 3.1% growth in ad revenue, compared to growth reported during the first three quarters of 2011.

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-16 13:35

by Robert Niles

We've talked at length about finding new sources of revenue as the news industry moves from a monopoly-driven market to a more competitive one. (And that's the real change that's happening in our industry - not a switch from print to online.) But all the newly self-appointed publishers online will find themselves in the same vulnerable position as their print predecessors if they don't adopt different attitudes about management even as they work to find new customers for their publications.

Continue reading in The Online Journalism Review

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-09 08:51

The transition from old media to new media hasn't been smooth for newspapers and it's not over yet, but along the way news sites have learned important lessons about serving up video.

Beet.TV spoke to Ann Derry, editorial director for video and television for the New York Times, and Shawn Bender, editorial director for video for the Wall Street Journal Online, about why site visitors hit the Play button on a video.

Continue reading on OnlineVideo.net

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-08 09:25

by Mario Garcia

Resurrection is the word many are using to describe the reappearance of the long time evening daily, Pittsburgh Press, now back as an online newspaper. Will others follow?

So it is all about the "lean back" approach and reading newspapers in the evening.

Why am I not surprised?

Continue reading on Garcí­a Media

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-21 09:56

Not long ago, some news organizations were beginning to give up on online video. It required significant resources, and it wasn't generating as much revenue or traffic as they had hoped. News organizations that have stuck with it, though, have found that video provides them with a way to advance what they're already doing well, increase time on site, and engage users in ways that traditional narratives can't.

The Miami Herald is one of the media outlets that has had noticeable success with video. Last year, MiamiHerald.com saw about a 25 percent growth in video traffic, making it the second biggest traffic driver behind articles.

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-04 14:00

Greek newspaper To Vima published its last daily print edition on Saturday and will only be available online from now on, other than a weekly Sunday print edition, greekreporter.com revealed.

The decision was taken due to the newspaper's declining circulation. Three years ago, the Sunday print edition had a circulation of 199,364 copies, according to the data from the Association of Owners of Athens Daily Newspapers.

To Vima explained in an editorial published on its website that "online visitors had far outnumbered newsstand buyers--selling 8,000 print issues Thursday, while receiving 82,000 online visitors," Business Week quoted.

The newspaper, which was founded in 1922 and it's owned by Lambrakis Press group, will offer "a completely new electronic" version in January.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-29 15:52

Board members of Chilean newspaper La Nacion approved on Friday the closure of the daily's print edition due to circulation decline. The 93-year-old newspaper will be only available online, Milenio reported.

According to media reports, the last print version will circulate on November 28, Efe revealed. However, neither the publishing company nor the government, which owns 69 percent of the newspaper's shares, could confirm the date. "The newspaper will not close," said government spokeswoman Ena Von Baer to Efe. "The government's desire is to keep the newspaper. It has asked the directory that this diary is maintained in a sustainable manner that suits the new time."

However, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera had said before being elected that he wanted to sell or reform the newspaper because it had become a "propaganda machine" used by previous governments to attack their opponents. It was not until a month ago when Daniel Platovsky, president of Empresa Periodistica La Nación, finally announced the closure.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-15 20:35

Somalia's Ministry of Information has launched a weekly newspaper called "Dalka (The Country)" and daily Somali-language news bulletin online, SunaTimes.com reported today.

Through this initiative, the Ministry aims to engage with the public and contribute to the overall increase in oral literacy in Somalia, while providing the government with an extra source to inform the Somalis about key developments inside the country and about international developments as well.

Image: SunaTimes.com

In addition to topical issues covered by the newspaper, such as politics, reconciliation, business, health, education, youth, women, and sports, it will also carry a page dedicated to Somali poets and musicians, according to a report on the SunaTimes.com. The publications will document key events in hard retrievable form and will be published by the Somali National News Agency (SONNA).

The publications can be followed through the Radio Mogadishu website as well as through e-mail circulations. Users can also sign up through sonnanews@gmail.com.

The Ministry aims to launch printed version of the newspaper too, and plans to launch English and Arabic language editions of the publications as well.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-11-12 18:37

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